Description
Creator
Francis Towne (1739 - 1816)
Title(s)
  • Dunsford Bridge
Date
1787
Medium
Unknown
Dimensions
  • image height 203mm,
  • image length 406mm
Inscription
  • sheet, recto, lower right
  • “F.Towne / delt 1787”
Inscription
  • artist's mount, verso
  • “No2 / A View of Dunsford Bridge / Devonshire / Francis Towne 1787”
Object Type
Unknown

Collection
Catalogue Number
FT546
Description Sources
Sotheby’s records; Lowell Libson records (image)

Provenance

Untraced until its sale by Dr F. A. Turk (1911–1996) at Sotheby’s on 21 February 1945 to Hemphill for £24. It was also sold at Christie’s on 22 February 1966, lot 181, for £220. It was offered for sale at Phillips Cornwall in May 1988.

Associated People & Organisations

Untraced
Phillips, Cornwall, May 1988
Private Collection, 22 February 1966, GBP 220
Christie's, London, London, 22 February 1966, lot 181
Hemphill, 21 February 1945, GBP 24
Sotheby's, London, London, 21 February 1945
Dr F. A. Turk (1911 - 1996)

Comment

The inscriptions on this drawing, known only through poor quality black and white images, look authentic, and the drawing is included in this catalogue on that basis. However, the washes on the trees look crudely applied.

by Richard Stephens

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